Two spacecraft from Earth reached Mars this week - one from the United Arab Emirates, and the other from China. The missions, which launched last July, take on big, new challenges for their countries. A US spacecraft should arrive on February 18.
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In today's news roundup, Captain Tom, who inspired Britain, has passed away at the age of 100, a company called bluShift has launched a rocket powered by biofuel, and a woman is caught trying to sneak cactuses into New Zealand - by wearing them.
Scientists at MIT have managed to change ordinary spinach plants into natural sensors which can detect chemicals used in bombs. Using a cheap and small computer system, the spinach can even trigger a warning email.
Australia's parliament is considering a bill that would force the search website Google to pay for showing links to Australian news websites. Google says if the bill isn't changed, the search company will stop working in Australia.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at stories that show how technology is changing our world.
In today's news roundup, the US government and other governments and companies around the world struggle to understand the damage from a massive computer attack, and Sesame Street creates special Muppets to help Rohingya refugee children.
China's Chang'e-5 moon mission has successfully returned samples from the moon to Earth. The mission's success is a huge boost for China, making it just the third country to ever bring back samples from the moon.
The first people in the US and Canada have begun getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It's an important step in the long process of getting the virus under control in two countries where it's currently spreading rapidly.
In today's news roundup, it's unlikely that the UK and the EU will reach a Brexit deal in time, the US and Canada give emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine, and Bad Bunny has the first US #1 album with all the words in Spanish.
On Tuesday, Nepal and China announced a new height for the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. After years of disagreeing on the mountain's height, both sides have measured again - and discovered that it's taller than anyone thought.